There can be many reasons why teeth become stained. It can be due to internal reasons, such as ill health, or to external reasons such as smoking or drinking and eating certain things. Of course, we all ideally want a brilliant white smile, and this is where teeth whitening is useful. You can invest in at home, or in office, teeth whitening that can give you the brighter smile you crave. The question is, which teeth whitening options actually work?
We are going to take a look at what you can do t white your teeth at home, what is involved and whether the results you can achieve are actually worth the effort. We are also going to take a look at the option of having your teeth whitened in office by way of a comparison.
Whitening Your Teeth At Home
You have probably seen the teeth whitening toothpaste and gum that you can buy of over the counter and you may think of this as being home teeth whitening. In fact, these products are not especially effective, so they are really not worth the investment despite them being easy to get hold of and relatively inexpensive.
The home teeth whitening we are going to look at is tray based teeth whitening which involves the use of a gel or cream and a mouth guard or ‘tray’. This type of product is the most popular for home teeth whitening. It uses a combination of a bleaching agent and LED light to create the results you need. The good news is that tray based teeth whitening products do work and your teeth should end up between six and twelve shades lighter than they currently are. If you have moderate to heavy staining on your teeth the it’s certainly worth giving home teeth whitening a try. If you decide to whiten your teeth with one of these whitening kits you should expect to pay between $30 and $150. This is a lot less than you would be for in office teeth whitening. The downside is that you may have to apply the product on a few occasions, to get the best results. Once the result has been achieved it will normally last for around three months and can last for up to twelve months. If you do not want to spend time whitening your own teeth you may want to consider in office teeth whitening.
In Office Teeth Whitening
If you want to whiten your teeth you may prefer the idea of having the process carried out by a professional; you can take a look at information about office teeth whitening in the Dental Guide Australia. In office teeth whitening is highly effective but it is not cheap. You can expect to pay between $500 and $1,500 for the procedure. The process involves the use of the same type of whitening agents as in home teeth whitening, but in much greater measures. The results are instant and last for between one and three years.
As you can see, the quickest and most long lasting teeth whitening results come from having your teeth whitening in office. The process is expensive though, and you can still get impressive results if you complete the teeth whitening process at home.